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Dehydrocoupling of dimethylamine-borane promoted by manganese(II) m-terphenyl complexes (2017)
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Sharpe, H. R., Geer, A. M., Blundell, T. J., Hastings, F. R., Fay, M. W., Rance, G. A., …Kays, D. L. (in press). Dehydrocoupling of dimethylamine-borane promoted by manganese(II) m-terphenyl complexes. Catalysis Science and Technology, 8(1), doi:10.1039/C7CY02086D

Two- and three-coordinate manganese m-terphenyl complexes are precatalysts for the dehydrogenation of dimethylamine-borane (Me2NH·BH3) affording one equivalent of molecular hydrogen and half an equivalent of [Me2N–BH2]2. Experimental studies into the... Read More about Dehydrocoupling of dimethylamine-borane promoted by manganese(II) m-terphenyl complexes.

A one-pot-one-reactant synthesis of platinum compounds at the nanoscale (2017)
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Stoppiello, C. T., Biskupek, J., Li, Z. Y., Rance, G. A., Botos, A., Fogarty, R. M., …Khlobystov, A. N. (2017). A one-pot-one-reactant synthesis of platinum compounds at the nanoscale. Nanoscale, 9(38), https://doi.org/10.1039/C7NR05976K

The preparation of inorganic nanomaterials with a desired structure and specific properties requires the ability to strictly control their size, shape and composition. A series of chemical reactions with platinum compounds carried out within the 1.5... Read More about A one-pot-one-reactant synthesis of platinum compounds at the nanoscale.

Growth of Carbon Nanotubes inside Boron Nitride Nanotubes by Coalescence of Fullerenes: Toward the World's Smallest Coaxial Cable (2017)
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Walker, K. E., Rance, G. A., Pekker, Á., Tóháti, H. M., Fay, M. W., Lodge, R. W., …Khlobystov, A. N. (2017). Growth of Carbon Nanotubes inside Boron Nitride Nanotubes by Coalescence of Fullerenes: Toward the World's Smallest Coaxial Cable. Small Methods, 1(9), 1700184. https://doi.org/10.1002/smtd.201700184

The use of boron nitride nanotubes as effective nanoscale containers for the confinement and thermal transformations of molecules of C60-fullerene has been demonstrated. The gas-phase insertion of fullerenes into the internal channel of boron nitride... Read More about Growth of Carbon Nanotubes inside Boron Nitride Nanotubes by Coalescence of Fullerenes: Toward the World's Smallest Coaxial Cable.

Engineering p-n junctions and bandgap tuning of InSe nanolayers by controlled oxidation (2017)
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Balakrishnan, N., Kudrynskyi, Z. R., Smith, E. F., Fay, M. W., Makarovsky, O., Kovalyuk, Z. D., …Patanè, A. (2017). Engineering p-n junctions and bandgap tuning of InSe nanolayers by controlled oxidation. 2D Materials, 4(2), https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1583/aa61e0

Exploitation of two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals (vdW) crystals can be hindered by the deterioration of the crystal surface over time due to oxidation. On the other hand, the existence of a stable oxide at room temperature can offer prospects for s... Read More about Engineering p-n junctions and bandgap tuning of InSe nanolayers by controlled oxidation.

Characterisation of flame-generated soot and soot-in-oil using electron tomography volume reconstructions and comparison with traditional 2D-TEM measurements (2016)
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Orhan, O., Haffner-Staton, E., La Rocca, A., & Fay, M. (2016). Characterisation of flame-generated soot and soot-in-oil using electron tomography volume reconstructions and comparison with traditional 2D-TEM measurements. Tribology International, 104, 272-284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2016.09.015

This work characterises soot nanoparticles by electron tomography using Weighted Back Projection algorithm and appraises the uncertainties in two-dimensional calculations by comparison with 3D parameters for flame-generated soot and diesel soot-in-oi... Read More about Characterisation of flame-generated soot and soot-in-oil using electron tomography volume reconstructions and comparison with traditional 2D-TEM measurements.

Growth of single-layer boron nitride dome-shaped nanostructures catalysed by iron clusters (2016)
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Torre, A. L., Åhlgren, E. H., Fay, M. W., Ben Romdhane, F., Skowron, S. T., Parmenter, C., …Banhart, F. (2016). Growth of single-layer boron nitride dome-shaped nanostructures catalysed by iron clusters. Nanoscale, 8(32), 15079-15085. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6nr03474h

© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry. We report on the growth and formation of single-layer boron nitride dome-shaped nanostructures mediated by small iron clusters located on flakes of hexagonal boron nitride. The nanostructures were synthesized in... Read More about Growth of single-layer boron nitride dome-shaped nanostructures catalysed by iron clusters.

Making the practically impossible "Merely difficult": cryogenic FIB lift-out for "Damage Free" soft matter imaging (2016)
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Parmenter, C., Fay, M., Hartfield, C., & Eltaher, H. (2016). Making the practically impossible "Merely difficult": cryogenic FIB lift-out for "Damage Free" soft matter imaging. Microscopy Research and Technique, 79(4), 298 - 303. doi:10.1002/jemt.22630

The preparation of thinned lamellae from bulk samples for transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis has been possible in the focussed ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB‐SEM) for over 20 years via the in situ lift‐out method. Lift‐out of... Read More about Making the practically impossible "Merely difficult": cryogenic FIB lift-out for "Damage Free" soft matter imaging.

A sensing mechanism for the detection of carbon nanotubes using selective photoluminescent probes based on ionic complexes with organic dyes (2016)
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Lutsyk, P., Arif, R., Hruby, J., Bukivskyi, A., Vinijchuk, O., Shandura, M., …Rozhin, A. (2016). A sensing mechanism for the detection of carbon nanotubes using selective photoluminescent probes based on ionic complexes with organic dyes. Light: Science and Applications, 5, https://doi.org/10.1038/lsa.2016.28

© 2016 CIOMP. All rights reserved. The multifunctional properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) make them a powerful platform for unprecedented innovations in a variety of practical applications. As a result of the surging growth of nanotechnology, nano... Read More about A sensing mechanism for the detection of carbon nanotubes using selective photoluminescent probes based on ionic complexes with organic dyes.

Enantiopure titanocene complexes: direct evidence for paraptosis in cancer cells (2016)
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Cini, M., Williams, H. E. L., Fay, M. W., Searle, M., Woodward, S., & Bradshaw, T. D. (2016). Enantiopure titanocene complexes: direct evidence for paraptosis in cancer cells. Metallomics, doi:10.1039/C5MT00297D

Tolerated by normal tissues, anti-cancer therapies based on titanium compounds are limited by low efficacy/selectivity and lack of understanding of their mode(s) of action. In vitro antitumour activity and mode of cell death incurred by enantiopure T... Read More about Enantiopure titanocene complexes: direct evidence for paraptosis in cancer cells.

Soot-in-oil 3D volume reconstruction through the use of electron tomography: an introductory study (2015)
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La Rocca, A., Campbell, J., Fay, M., & Orhan, O. (2016). Soot-in-oil 3D volume reconstruction through the use of electron tomography: an introductory study. Tribology Letters, 61(1), doi:10.1007/s11249-015-0625-z

Understanding soot nanoparticle interaction with oil additives and the causes of soot-induced thickening would assist in lubricant formulation, prolonging engine life and improving engine efficiency. Three-dimensional measurement of soot structures i... Read More about Soot-in-oil 3D volume reconstruction through the use of electron tomography: an introductory study.

The allotropic transformation of polycrystalline cubic boron nitride structures resulting from the thermal effects of pulsed laser ablation (2015)
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Axinte, D. A., Butler-Smith, P. W., Pacella, M., Pacella, M., Fay, M. W., Butler-Smith, P. W., & Axinte, D. A. (2015). The allotropic transformation of polycrystalline cubic boron nitride structures resulting from the thermal effects of pulsed laser ablation. Diamond and Related Materials, 59, 62-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diamond.2015.09.009

© 2015 Published by Elsevier B.V. Cubic boron nitride, being only second to diamond for its hardness and possessing superior thermal stability is suitable for a wide range of applications. In particular, the versatility of this material and its polyc... Read More about The allotropic transformation of polycrystalline cubic boron nitride structures resulting from the thermal effects of pulsed laser ablation.

Electron spin coherence near room temperature in magnetic quantum dots (2015)
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Moro, F., Turyanska, L., Wilman, J., Fielding, A. J., Fay, M. W., Granwehr, J., & Patanè, A. (2015). Electron spin coherence near room temperature in magnetic quantum dots. Scientific Reports, 5, https://doi.org/10.1038/srep10855

We report on an example of confined magnetic ions with long spin coherence near room temperature. This was achieved by confining single Mn 2+ spins in colloidal semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) and by dispersing the QDs in a proton-spin free matrix.... Read More about Electron spin coherence near room temperature in magnetic quantum dots.

Mid-infrared photoluminescence in small core fiber of praseodymium-ion doped selenide-based chalcogenide glass (2015)
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Tang, Z., Furniss, D., Fay, M., Sakr, H., Sójka, L., Neate, N., …Seddon, A. B. (2015). Mid-infrared photoluminescence in small core fiber of praseodymium-ion doped selenide-based chalcogenide glass. Optical Materials Express, 5(4), 870-886. doi:10.1364/OME.5.000870

Rare earth (RE)-ion doped chalcogenide glasses are attractive for mid-infrared (MIR) fiber lasers for operation >4 μm. Our prior modeling suggests that praseodymium (Pr) is a suitable RE-ion dopant for realizing a selenide-based, chalcogenide-glass,... Read More about Mid-infrared photoluminescence in small core fiber of praseodymium-ion doped selenide-based chalcogenide glass.

Characterisation of soot in oil from a gasoline direct injection engine using Transmission Electron Microscopy (2015)
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La Rocca, A., Bonatesta, F., Fay, M., & Campanella, F. (2015). Characterisation of soot in oil from a gasoline direct injection engine using Transmission Electron Microscopy. Tribology International, 86, 77-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2015.01.025

In this work, an investigation of soot-in-oil samples drawn from the oil sump of a gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine was carried out. Soot particulate was characterised in terms of size, distribution and shape of the agglomerates, and internal s... Read More about Characterisation of soot in oil from a gasoline direct injection engine using Transmission Electron Microscopy.

Biomaterial modification of urinary catheters with antimicrobials to give long-term broadspectrum antibiofilm activity (2015)
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Fisher, L. E., Hook, A. L., Ashraf, W., Yousef, A., Barrett, D. A., Scurr, D. J., …Bayston, R. (2015). Biomaterial modification of urinary catheters with antimicrobials to give long-term broadspectrum antibiofilm activity. Journal of Controlled Release, 202, 57-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2015.01.037

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the commonest hospital-acquired infection, accounting for over 100,000 hospital admissions within the USA annually. Biomaterials and processes intended to reduce the risk of bacterial colonizatio... Read More about Biomaterial modification of urinary catheters with antimicrobials to give long-term broadspectrum antibiofilm activity.

Room Temperature Electroluminescence from Mechanically Formed van der Waals III-VI Homojunctions and Heterojunctions (2014)
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Balakrishnan, N., Kudrynskyi, Z. R., Fay, M. W., Mudd, G. W., Svatek, S. A., Makarovsky, O., …Patanè, A. (2014). Room Temperature Electroluminescence from Mechanically Formed van der Waals III-VI Homojunctions and Heterojunctions. Advanced Optical Materials, 2(11), 1064-1069. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201400202

Room temperature electroluminescence from semiconductor junctions is demonstrated. The junctions are fabricated by the exfoliation and direct mechanical adhesion of InSe and GaSe van der Waals layered crystals. Homojunction diodes formed from layers... Read More about Room Temperature Electroluminescence from Mechanically Formed van der Waals III-VI Homojunctions and Heterojunctions.

Tuneable paramagnetic susceptibility and exciton g-factor in Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals (2014)
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Turyanska, L., Hill, R. J. A., Makarovsky, O., Moro, F., Knott, A. N., Larkin, O. J., …Curry, R. J. (2014). Tuneable paramagnetic susceptibility and exciton g-factor in Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals. Nanoscale, 6(15), 8919-8925. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4nr02336f

We report on PbS colloidal nanocrystals that combine within one structure solubility in physiological solvents with near-infrared photoluminescence, and magnetic and optical properties tuneable by the controlled incorporation of magnetic impurities (... Read More about Tuneable paramagnetic susceptibility and exciton g-factor in Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals.

First Identification of Rare-Earth Oxide Nucleation in Chalcogenide Glasses and Implications for Fabrication of Mid-Infrared Active Fibers (2013)
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Tang, Z., Furniss, D., Fay, M., Neate, N. C., Cheng, Y., Barney, E., …Seddon, A. B. (2014). First Identification of Rare-Earth Oxide Nucleation in Chalcogenide Glasses and Implications for Fabrication of Mid-Infrared Active Fibers. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 97(2), 432-441. https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.12732

Gallium (Ga) helps solubilize rare-earth ions in chalcogenide glasses, but has been found to form the dominant crystallizing selenide phase in bulk glass in our previous work. Here, the crystallization behavior is compared of as-annealed 0–3000 ppmw... Read More about First Identification of Rare-Earth Oxide Nucleation in Chalcogenide Glasses and Implications for Fabrication of Mid-Infrared Active Fibers.


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